Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Two very different Vintage Loving Brides!

Super stylish Alison in her 1950's Vintage Style Ivory Prom dress

Fiona, oozing elegance in her 1950s white satin and lace wedding gown

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Big Big Sale for 3 Days Only!!!

Are you excited??? 
We are!!!

It's our only sale of the year and we're offering a delicious 20% off everything, and we mean EVERYTHING!
Cocktail dresses, jewels, bags, Bridal Wear and headpieces.

Our Big Big Sale will be starting on Thursday 27th of September and will run until Saturday 29th.

We will be opening by appointment as always but on Thursday and Saturday we will be taking lots of extra appointments so there will be plenty of opportunities to visit us and avail of this huge discount on our vintage lovelies.

Your going to have to be quick as appointments will fill up fast so call us now on 01 6111842 or email info@dirtyfabulous.com

This is one SALE not to be missed!!!!!

(20% discount extends to all items paid in full and not on items put on deposit)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Be Still My Beating Heart

The air is crisp with Autumn goodness, the leaves are turning and swirling to the ground below. Some Autumn/Winter favourites are returning to our screens...but...tonight marks the return of 
Downton Abbey! 
To say we're excited falls so far short of the Dirty Fabulous longing occurring right now.

As life-long-lovers of beautiful vintage clothing the sartorial aspect of tonight's viewing is just part of the reason we'll be blocking out the world at 9 bells this evening. The china blue eyes of one Mathew Crawley act as another substantial reason to tune in, not to mention the ever tangling and twisting plot which drives this 
visual beauty of a show.

However, the addition of  Shirley MacClain to the already stellar cast promises to keep us hooked for yet another enthralling series. Maggie Smith and Shirley MacClain playing equally formidable matriarchs is going to be almost too good to watch! 

 Oh we're loving this plumage and fur explosion. 

Beautiful rich raspberry suit, very A/W 12

 Fabulous flapper-esque headpiece

Loving the muted sorbet tones and delicious hats

 Oh Mr. Bates & Anna, what happens next?!

Lady Sybil and Branson

 More feathers and fur

 So...I need this hat, coat and collar in my life...

I shall be watching with the lovley Miss Caroline, a glass of red and alot of oooo-ing and aaaaaahh-ing.

If you fancy channeling some Downton Abbey charm then pop into us to browse our glamorous 30s and 40s looks. Also,we have a stock trip coming up in October, so if you would like us to source anything from NYC just drop us a line and let us know.


P.S. If you haven't been following Downton Abbey (gasp!) then you need to catch up, and fast! You don't know what you're missing...

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Dublin Fashion Festival Creative Quarter Fashion Show

Breffni, looking fabulous whilst waiting for the show to start

Myself, Stylist and fashion writer for Social & Personal, Roxanne Parker and artist, Jim Fitzpatrick

Caroline ready for the glamour to begin

Yours truely!

 We had a fantastic night at the Creative Quarter Fashion show on the steps of Powerscourt on Friday 7th. The pictures above are of Dirty Fabulous's selection from the show taken by myself. The lovely Amanda Byram introduced the show which was styled by Jules Fallon. We sipped delicious Bombay Saphire cocktails muddled with elderberry, lavender and cucumber...a refreshing combination provided by The Lost Society

Photographer Emily Quinn was on hand to catch all the catwalk action and we are loving these detailed images of dresses!

 1950s red, pink and orange metallic floral wiggle dress with 50's red feather hat, bag and faux fur capelet. 

 1950s white prom dress with black floral flocking. Worn with 1950s coral beaded cardigan and black tulle underskirt.

 1950s pink satin opera coat and gold textured wiggle dress.

This selection is currently in stock so to see these vintage beauties and more phone us on 01 6111842 or email info@dirtyfabulous.com for an appointment now before someone else snaps them up!

For all the looks on the evening you can watch the fashion show courtesy of AerTV

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Dirty Fabulous on Tatler's October Cover

Wowzers! Doesn't Maria Doyle Kennedy look Va Va Voom in our 1950s red and black satin, floral brocade peplum dress.
Maria speaks to Shauna O'Halloran in the current issue of Tatler about her musical comeback. Go out and get it now!!!
Photography by Barry McCall 

Adding sparkle to a relaxed country wedding

Above are some photos of the lovely Maria wearing her Dirty Fabulous headpiece on her beautiful, relaxed wedding day. Maria, a writer for Irish Country Living, looks so elegant in her subtle grey wedding dress and her headpiece adds a pretty touch of sparkle!

Photographers: Asia Tarnowska http://atewedding.carbonmade.com and Maciej Stanik http://maciejstanik.tumblr.com 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The Dublin Fashion Festival!

The Dublin Fashion Festival is back this year from Thursday September 6th until Sunday 9th. There is so much happening I'm finding It hard to decide what to go to!

Dirty Fabulous will be involved in several fashions shows. In particular you can see some of our dazzling party wear in the Creative Quarter Fashion show in Friday night from 7-9pm on the steps of Powerscourt which will be hosted by Amanda Byram.

The Sunday Independent featured an article on the independent boutique owners, designers and creators based in Dublin's Creative Quarter District on Sunday 2nd of September. The article was written by Constance Harris and those individuals featured were photographed by Emily Quinn. We at Dirty Fabulous were delighted to be involved! The article also highlighted The Dublin Fashion Festival and the events involved.

Lastly, if you are out in any of Dublin's hotspots on Thursday or Saturday night you can catch more dramatic fashion shows in bars such as 37, The Bar with no Name, Cafe en Seine and The Lost Society as The Dublin Fashion Festival by Night takes hold.

For all the details on the workshops, special offers, styling events and shows have a look through www.dff.ie and start planning now!

Dirty Fabulous will be offering 15% off all stock (excluding bridal) during the festival just mention the code DFF2012 when booking your appointment.

Call us now on 01 6111842 or email info@dirtyfabulous.com